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Offline fattywilliams

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Festo random orbital sander
« on: November 29, 2017, 04:45 PM »
Just won a nice old festo sander on eBay but can't find much info on it model is ET 2E was just wondering what people's opinions on it mainly going to use it on drywall to save messing up my newer festools

Wondering if It will take a newer backing pad the ones with more holes like the ETS (not the latest pad bit one before)?

And also will it connect to a 27mm hose?

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Offline aloysius

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Re: Festo random orbital sander
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2017, 05:06 PM »
As far as I'm aware it has a standard M8 screw mounting with dual shaft "keyways".
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Offline fattywilliams

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Re: Festo random orbital sander
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2017, 05:13 PM »
Haha sorry but what does that mean? Only bit I understand is the M8 bit

Offline aloysius

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Re: Festo random orbital sander
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2017, 07:18 PM »
Remove the pad & you'll see.
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Offline DB10

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Re: Festo random orbital sander
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2017, 07:40 AM »
mainly going to use it on drywall to save messing up my newer festools
  I don't really understand the logic there, as you know your newer Festool sanders will hook up to your extractor without a problem and after you have finished sanding drywall it doesn't take much to clean off the drywall dust from the sander and add fresh paper ready to be used on wood again.

Offline Alex

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Re: Festo random orbital sander
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2017, 08:22 AM »
^ Yes, sanding drywall will not mess up any of your sanders. Been sanding drywal with every one of my Festool sanders now for the last 9 years, and it has no effect on them.

The ET2E is the predecessor of the ETS150. Except for looking different on the outside, not that much has changed on the inside. They take the same pads, and also connect to the same 27 mm hose.

It is very old though, at least 17 years. If there's a problem with it you're probably not going to find any spare parts for it.

Offline fattywilliams

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Re: Festo random orbital sander
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2017, 12:53 PM »
Remove the pad & you'll see.

Yh that's a fair comment i guess the other reason being I own the Rotex 150 and 90 neither of which are easy to use on walls and ceilings

Offline yetihunter

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Re: Festo random orbital sander
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 01:05 AM »
Meh, my RO90 and RO150 are extremely effective dual action polishers, but I'm
definitely buying a Flex or Rupes at some point because I'm tired of cleaning off the polishing compound when I go back to the wood.